How have we involved our local communities and NHS staff in our work to date?

We have involved patient representatives, members of the public, voluntary and community sector organisations, Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton Healthwatch organisations and other healthcare providers in forming and developing our proposals and plans. This is in addition to the extensive work we have carried out with local GPs and clinical staff working in the community and hospitals in Surrey Downs, Sutton and Merton to ensure the model of care we will adopt meets the needs of local people, both now and in the future. We have engaged and involved NHS England, the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee of the three councils, MPs, councillors and partner organisations.